Cleansing and care of the tracheostoma
The skin in the region of the tracheostoma is permanently exposed to many unfavourable factors.
the escaping secretion often irritates large areas of the tracheostomy environment, mechanical stress on the skin during cleaning and different pressure and traction effects from the tracheostomy tubes or base plates can cause significant skin damage. Special cleaning and care items are therefore particularly important for daily trachestoma care.
Various products are also available for the cleaning and care of tracheostomas. These are, for example, special cleaning wipes, which are essential if using fixable base plates with an HME filter cassette, for filtering, warming and humidifying the respiratory air.